Research released by the Centre for Development and Enterprise suggests that rather than low-fee pri...
HIDDEN ASSETS: South Africa’s low-fee private schools13 Aug 2010, by
Over the past two years, CDE has conducted ground-breaking research into a highly significant development in South African education, namely the growth of low-fee private schools catering for poorer sectors of the population. Private schooling for the poor is a global phenomenon which is gaining massive momentum in developing societies such as India, Pakistan, Chile, Ghana, and Colombia but its emergence in South Africa has been insufficiently recognised.
While still on a smaller scale than in other developing societies, this is an important development, with far-reaching implications. How big is this sector? How fast is it growing? Can it provide meaningful numbers of learners in poorer communities with a good education? Can it help to relieve the enormous challenges facing the public schooling system? And should the public do more to recognise this sector and encourage its growth?
Read the executive summary above or read the full report online here.
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- 16 Aug 2010
Two years of ‘on-the-ground’ research by the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) ...
- 16 Aug 2010
Private schools for the poor are a global phenomenon. In Colombia , Chile, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and...